Archive for April 16th, 2013

The PE: RIVERSIDE: City to repay $10 million to water utility


The city has agreed to pay $10 million back to its water utility to settle a lawsuit over the transfer of funds from water customers to the general fund.

April 15, 2013; 06:12 PM

Riverside will repay $10 million to the city utility’s water fund to help settle a lawsuit that contended officials illegally transferred millions of dollars from that account into the general fund over 16 years.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: CONGRESS: Stone won’t run against Calvert in 2014

Jeff Stone

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone.

April 15, 2013; 05:11 PM

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone ended months of speculation by announcing Monday, April 15, that he will not run for Congress against Rep. Ken Calvert in 2014.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/16/2013 12:01:15 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — There’s a lot more clarity, but still a scarcity of good news, the city’s financial consultant said Monday as he presented a proposed budget to the City Council.

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City of Los Angeles Seal

Liset Marquez
Posted: 04/15/2013 08:26:15 PM PDT
Updated: 04/15/2013 08:26:53 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES – The city’s top administrator issued a report Monday to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa detailing what action it and Los Angeles World Airports should take in response to Ontario’s claim to get control of LA/Ontario International Airport.

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Greg Cappis and Andrew Edwards, Staff Writers
Posted: 04/15/2013 10:12:08 AM PDT
Updated: 04/15/2013 11:59:03 PM PDT

The race to represent the 31st Congressional District in 2014 is getting crowded.

Danny Tillman, a San Bernardino City Unified School District board member, confirmed Monday he will campaign as a Democrat in the district that stretches from Rancho Cucamonga to Redlands, including parts of the 49-year-old’s hometown, San Bernardino.

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April 15, 2013; 04:27 PM

Officials from three of Riverside County’s four newest cities will travel to Sacramento this week in a bid to reclaim state money they say they need to adequately serve their constituents.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

UTSanDiego: Bullet train bidder had overruns


Builder blames past issues on governments changing specs
By Christopher Cadelago5:20 p.m.April 15, 2013

SACRAMENTO — The lowest-bidding partnership for the first segment of California’s high-speed rail line includes a firm with a history of cost overruns and costly lawsuits.

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VoiceofOC: Ethics Commission Urged for OC Government

Orange County Seal

Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 6:00 am

The Orange County Grand Jury, citing the county’s 40-year history of political corruption, Monday recommended creation of an independent ethics commission to advise elected officials of ethical pitfalls and increase public confidence in government.

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By Michael B. Marois – Apr 15, 2013 9:00 PM PT

California taxpayers may see the municipal pension contributions they fund for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System rise as much as 50 percent under a plan to fill $87 billion in unfunded obligations.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: California Senate gets dose of realism

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2013 – 7:14 am

The California Legislature rarely – if ever – concerns itself with long-range, big-picture social and economic trends and their relationship to current decision-making.

Likewise, legislators rarely – if ever – expose themselves to inputs about those trends that don’t match their ideological predilections.

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California Assembly Seal

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
By Melody Gutierrez
April 15, 2013

Two Republican-backed measures to repeal a fire prevention fee levied on some rural California residents cleared an Assembly committee Monday.

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U.S. Senate

By David Nakamura, Published: April 15

Millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States could earn a chance at citizenship under a sweeping Senate proposal to be released Tuesday that would represent the most ambitious overhaul of the nation’s immigration system in three decades.

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Politico: Reid short of votes on gun control


4/15/13 3:18 PM EDT Updated: 4/16/13 10:00 AM EDT

The White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are shy of the 60 votes they need to move the bipartisan compromise bill on background checks for gun sales.

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